Last Night a Beagle Saved My Life

How a puppy farm mutt interrupted my suicide, followed me across the globe, and became my greatest teacher

Martin O'Toole
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10 min readJan 19, 2024

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“Macy in the Deep Shade” illustration by Hannah Yates.

Grief is just love with no place to go”.

— Jamie Anderson

I found Macy at what I learned to be a puppy farm in an anonymous sea of grey houses amidst the urban sprawl of…

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Martin O'Toole
ILLUMINATION

Psychedelic integration coach and counsellor, How To Die Happy author, podcaster, and mental health advocate writing about healing and the Anatomy of Happy.